Out of Darkness into the Light

1 Peter 2:9

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

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John 8:12 – Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.


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John 14:6

2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore if any man be against Christ, the is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.


Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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Light of Life

John 8:12

PS. 119:105
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path


Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

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Glory of Christ Beheld





The Glory of Christ Beheld

‘And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.’ John 1:14

Suggested Further Reading: Exodus 25:1–9

Let me read the text again, giving another translation: ‘The Word was made flesh, and tabernacled among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.’ Now, you remember that in the Jewish church its greatest glory was that God tabernacled in its midst: not the tent of Moses, not the various pavilions of the princes of the twelve tribes, but the humble tabernacle in which God dwelt, was the boast of Israel. They had the king himself in the midst of them, a present God in their midst. The tabernacle was a tent to which men went when they would commune with God, and it was the spot to which God came manifestly when he would commune with man. Here they met each other through the sacrifice of an animal, and there was reconciliation between them. Now, Christ’s human flesh was God’s tabernacle, and it is in Christ that God meets with man, and in Christ that man has dealings with God. The Jew of old went to God’s tent, in the centre of the camp, if he would worship: we come to Christ if we would pay our homage. If the Jew would be released from ceremonial uncleanness, after he had performed the rites, he went up to the sanctuary of his God, that he might feel again that there was peace between God and his soul; and we, having been washed in the precious blood of Christ, have access with boldness unto God, even the Father, through Christ, who is our tabernacle and the tabernacle of God among men.

For meditation: Some of the things in the tabernacle which point to Christ are the veil (Matthew 27:51; John 14:6; Hebrews 10:19–20), the manna and the shewbread (John 6:31,35,48), the mercy seat (see 29th March) and the lampstand (John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46). There is no need of tabernacle, temple or lamp in heaven where mere pictures are replaced by the actual presence of the Lord and the Lamb (Revelation 21:22–23).

Sermon no. 414 20 October (1861)

Jesus Christ Our Everything—-I Wish I Could Describe Him To You

The Names of Jesus Christ


And He shall be called…

1. Advocate (1 john 2:1)

2. Lamb of God (John 1:29)

3. The Resurrection & the Life (John 11:25)

4. Shepherd & Bishop of Souls (1 Peter 2:25)

5. Judge (Acts 10:42)

6. Lord of Lords (1 timothy 6:15)

7. Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:3)

8. Head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23)

9. Master (Matthew 8:19)

10. Faithful & True Witness (Revelation 3:14)

11. Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4)

12. High Priest (Hebrews 6:20)

13. The Door (John 10:9)

14. Living Water (John 4:10)

15. Bread of Life (John 6:35)

16. Rose of Sharon (Song of Solomon 2:1)

17. Alpha & Omega (revelation 22:13)

18. True Vine (John 15:1)

19. Messiah (Daniel 9:25)

20. Teacher (John 3:2)

21. Holy One (Mark 1:24)

22. Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5)

23. The Beloved (Ephesians 1:6)

24. Branch (Isaiah 11:1)

25. Carpenter (Mark 6:3)

26. Good Shepherd (John 10:11)

27. Light of the World (John 8:12)

28. Image of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15)

29. The Word (John 1:1)

30. Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20)

31. Savior (John 4:42)

32. Servant (Matthew 12:18)

33. Author & Finisher of Our Faith (Hebrews 12:2)

34. The Almighty (Revelation 1:8)

35. Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6)

36. Shiloh (Genesis 49:10)

37. Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5)

38. I Am (John 8:58

39. King of Kings (1 Timothy 6:15)

40. Bridegroom (Matthew 9:15)

41. Only Begotten Son (John 3:16)

42. Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)

43. Immanuel (Matthew 1:23)

44. Son of Man (Matthew 20:28)

45. Dayspring (Luke 1:78)

46. The Amen (Revelation 3:14)

47. King of the Jews (Mark 15:26)

48. Prophet (Matthew 21:11)

49. Redeemer (Job 19:25)

50. Anchor (Hebrews 6:19)

51. Bright Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)

52. The Way, the Truth, & the Life (John 14:6)

53. Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)